The political power of a single person is not often considered in American politics. But that power should never be underestimated. Enter Sylvan Mailis, resident of Cedary City, Utah. He refers to himself as “an old rabble rouser.”
Concerned about the threat against his right to keep and bear arms, Mailis decided to do something about it. And no, his “doing something” wasn’t just posting some links or forwarding a few emails.
Recently, he read about a piece of model legislation to protect the right to keep and bear arms on a state or even a local level. He used the template legislation to draft up a proposal that could be introduced in his own city council.
Once a council member agreed to introduce the resolution, the work wasn’t done, by a long shot. Other people needed to be aware as well. With strong grassroots support, and people showing up at the day the resolution would be debated and voted on, there was a chance it would actually pass.
That day came. Today.Details